Overwatch April 22 Update Brings Balancing Changes to Baptiste, Echo, and More

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Blizzard Entertainment might be developing Overwatch 2 right now, however, that won’t stop the support for the original game. Overwatch received a small update yesterday that brought balancing changes to eight heroes. Some heroes like D.Va and Moira received buffs while others like Reinhardt got nerfed.

D.Va's Call Mech damage is increased to 250 from the previous 50. The cooldown for Moira’s Biotic Orb is reduced by two seconds and now will only take eight seconds to recharge. The cooldown for Orisa’s Halt ability is also reduced by two seconds.

As mentioned above, Reinhardt received a nerf. His armor is reduced to 200 from 250, making his armor/health total to 500. Sombra’s stealth movement speed is increased by 15%, giving her a total boost of 65% compared to the previous 50%. Check out the rest of the important changes below.



Biotic Launcher (Secondary Fire)

  • Healing projectile explosion reduced from 60 to 50 health.
  • Healing projectile direct impact now restores an additional 20 health.

Immortality Field

  • Now protects teammates to a minimum health threshold of 10% maximum health, down from 20%.



  • When Duplicate ends, Echo will return to the health value she had prior to activating the ability, or to 100 health, whichever is higher.


Scrap Gun (Primary and Secondary Fire)

  • Damage per projectile increased from 6 to 6.6.

Apart from hero changes and fixes, the patch added Nvidia Reflex support for PC. This feature may help reduce input latency. You can read the complete patch notes on the official site, including the developer's explanation for the changes.

Overwatch is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. A sequel is currently in development and will release at an unspecified date.

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Is there any other Hero you think needs a buff or a nerf? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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